Friday, November 30, 2012

Vietnam Tour along the coast - 19 days from Hanoi


Vietnam Luxury Tours | Vietnam Travel Packages

Your Vietnam Tour along the coast started from Hanoi and head south along the coast of Vietnam, visiting all major tourist places and staying at beautiful Vietnam beach resorts during the holiday. Your tour is an individual tour with a flexible schedule. There is no other traveler on the tour. You will have a private English speaking tour guide and a private air-conditioned vehicle at each destination.

Hanoi – Halong – Hue – Hoi An – Quy Nhon – Nha Trang – Phan Thiet Ho Chi Minh – Mekong
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Brief Vietnam Tour along the coast

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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise
Day 4: Ha Long – Hanoi – Hue
Day 5: Hue City Tour
Day 6: Hue – Hoi An
Day 7&8: Hoi An
Day 9: Hoi An – Quy Nhon
Day 10: Quy Nhon – Nha Trang
Day 11: Nha Trang boat trip
Day 12: Nha Trang
Day 13: Nha Trang – Phan Thiet
Day 14: Phan Thiet
Day 15: Phan Thiet – Ho Chi Minh
Day 16: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh
Day 17: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be floating Market – Can Tho
Day 18: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Ho Chi Minh
Day 19: Ho Chi Minh Departure

Detailed Vietnam Tour along the coast

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (G)

Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tours guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L) (G)

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Hanoi is choice for any Vietnam Tours. Today we enjoy a full day Hanoi city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the impressive Ethnologic Museum, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword.
Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. In the evening, we end Hanoi city tour with a fantastic traditional water puppet show.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (B/L/D) (G)

halong-cruise
After breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight and highlight of any Vietnam Tour, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site with over 3000 limestone islands and islets rising fantastically from the clear and emerald water.
11:30 Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
12:15 Transfer by tender to the Indochina Sails boat – enjoy Welcome Drink. Receive cruise briefing and check in to cabins and begin cruise.
13:00 Lunch - deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu.
Massage service is available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise.
halong-kayaking
14.30  Arrive at Titop Island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach and climbing the steps to the top of the mountain on the island for fantastic views and photo opportunities. Water and towels supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
15.15 Transfer back to the boat and sail for approximately 45 minutes to our second destination - the Bat Cave area.
16.15 Arrive at the Bat Cave area. There are two programs to choose from at this time. One option is a 40 minute kayaking program to the nearby Bat Cave and lagoon and surrounding waters. Kayaking is $10. per person unless already booked as part of your package. Water is supplied.
The second option is to visit the largest floating fishing village in Halong Bay. We will travel to the village on the tender and tour the village for approximately 20 minutes.
titop-beach
18:30 Arrive at Luon Bo area - anchor for overnight.
19:00 Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese & Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20:30  Evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room at approximately 9:15, board games and playing cards are available, join squid fishing from the boat with our crew, massage services are available. Also at this time we offer, when possible - depending on weather conditions, an excursion to a nearby squid fishing boat. We travel by tender and you will be able to board the squid boat and see how the local fishermen catch squid and other fish, the excursion lasts about 45 minutes.
21:00 – 23:00 Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine excluded).
23.00  End of program for Day One

Day 4: Ha Long – Hanoi – Hue (B) (G)

ha-long-bay6:45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
7:00 Arrive at the Surprise Cave area, there is a small fishing village here. Relax onboard. You may join Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck at 7:00, duraion about 30 minutes.
8:00 Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up the 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour on foot for approximately 45 minutes.
9:00 Upon return to the boat take time to freshen up and please check-out of cabins. Please leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer to the pier). Depart for Bai Chay/Halong pier.
9:30 Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after breakfast.
10:00 Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room and enjoy the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
10:45 Arrive at Bai Chay.
Back to the dock then transfer to the Noi Bai airport for the flight to Hue. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to Hotel in Hue. Overnight in Hue.

Hue City Tours
Day 5: Hue City Tour (B/L) (G)

Hue is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City and an enjoyable stop for your Vietnam tours. After breakfast, our tour starts with the visit to Imperial Citadel before taking the beautiful boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and visit Hue's best-known religious site-Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. Return to the hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hue

Day 6: Hue – Hoi An (B/L) (G)

After breakfast, we drive to Hoi An,  a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years and for sure, Hoi An is the most favorite destination for all kinds of Vietnam Tours. This scenic drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Along the way, stop in Danang to visit the Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. Upon arrival in Hoi An, free to take walking tour of the Hoi An ancient town centre. Cycle in Hoi An
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7 & 8: Hoi An (B)

Hoi An Ancient Town - highlight of any tour to Vietnam - is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
Days free to cycle through rice paddies in the countryside of Hoi An ancient town, shop for souvenirs among the antique shops and art galleries, or just sit at sidewalk cafes and soak up the atmosphere of this quaint town. Or relax on the white sandy beach of the famous China Beach. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoi An – Quy Nhon (B/L) (G)

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After breakfast, we drive to Quy Nhon - The city is well known for its beautiful surroundings, Cham temples, and with sandy beaches, various seafood resources. The city is an ideal place for those who want to break up a journey between Nha Trang and Hoi An. Upon arrival, check in and free at leisure. Overnight in Quy Nhon.


Day 10: Quy Nhon – Nha Trang (B/L) (G)
After the breakfast, you are picked up for the drive to Nha Trang - Vietnam’s best-known beach destination with miles of white sandy beaches, swaying coconut palms and wonderful fresh seafood restaurants. Check in on arrival and overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 11: Nha Trang boat trip (B/L) (G)

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This morning, take the boat trip to visit Mun Island, the best site for snorkeling where you will see lots of live colorful corals and fish. This site has been officially protected under the support of Danish Government. Relaxing, sunbath and swim at Tam Island. Then, visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island. At this place, the life of the many sea species of Nha Trang Ocean being made in a smaller world of this aquarium can be seen. Return to Nha Trang about 16.00. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.


Day 12: Nha Trang (B)

Day free at leisure, water sports abound including parasailing, jet skiing, water skiing and relaxing boat trips to the outlying islands. If you prefer to keep your feet dry then hop into a taxi or take a cyclo for an exploratory trip around Nha Trang. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 13: Nha Trang – Phan Thiet (B/L) (G)

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After breakfast, we drive to Phan Thiet (5 hours), once a part of the Cham Kingdom, it’s now a perfect stop for Vietnam beach holidays and to end your Vietnam Tours, an unremarkable town with a reasonable beach, some decent hotels, and a very good golf course. In a nice setting with white sand beaches and coconut trees, the beach resort of Phan Thiet is also endowed with amazing spots such as sand dunes, natural lakes and astonishing red canyons. Phan Thiet still has sizeable populations of Cham and Raglai ethnic minority groups. The former are a part of the area’s Cham heritage. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel, free time at leisure. Overnight Phan Thiet.

Day 14: Phan Thiet (B)

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Days are free at leisure for you to write about your Vietnam Tours or to explore the area including the fishing village of Mui Ne which locates at the far end of the beach, the village and several hectares of massive rolling sand dunes make a pleasant diversion from relaxing on the beach, swimming and windsurfing. The village is worth a visit for three reasons – firstly, very few tourists go further than the dunes, secondly, the small harbour is picturesque (there’s an excellent view from where the dunes road turns off) and thirdly, there’s an interesting pagoda where followers of Vietnam’s whale cult hold services and store skeletons of the massive sea mammals. Overnight Phan Thiet

Day 15: Phan Thiet – Ho Chi Minh (B) (G)

After breakfast, we drive to Ho Chi Minh, the most exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Vietnam. Check in on arrival, free time at leisure.  Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

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Day 16: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh (B/L) (G)

Morning pick up from the hotel for Cu Chi Tunnels tour, en route to visit the bustling market at Thu Dao Mot. Upon arrival in Cu Chi, we visit the incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200 kilometres hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas during the long struggle for independence where you will understand more about the Vietnam War or American War, a must see Vietnam Tour for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days. Afternoon drive back to Ho Chi Minh.

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be floating Market – Can Tho (B/L) (G)

Today we will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a major rice producing area. This must be one of the most fascinating riverine deltas in the world. The Mekong splits into nine major arteries.
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A vast network of rivers and waterways with thousands of ships of all sizes plowing the waters gives the Mekong Delta a very special atmosphere and no doubt one of the most favorite destinations for Vietnam Tours and a smart Vietnam Tour maker would never skip. On arrival, we will make a boat trip to the Cai Be floating Market, visit villages and meet the people of the Mekong Delta. Continue your boat trip to An Binh Island for Lunch in a local family and bike trip in the afternoon. Continue to Can Tho – the heart of Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Check in on your arrival, free at leisure and overnight in Can Tho.

Day 18: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Ho Chi Minh (B/L) (G)

In the morning, we make the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), truly spotlight of your Vietnam Tours where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and see the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals and later, you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill, a rice noodles making shop which are nice chances to discover the daily life of Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta.
Cai-Be-floating-market
Afternoon, drive back to Ho Chi Minh.

Day 19: Ho Chi Minh Departure (B) (G)

Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Vietnam Holiday until our private guide will see you off at the airport with the sincere thanks for traveling with us. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam Tours with us and look forward to organizing your coming Vietnam Tours. Indochinavalue says goodbye and see you again!!!

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Vietnam Tour in Colors - 21 days from HN


Vietnam Adventure Tours | Vietnam Tour Packages

Hanoi – Mai Chau – Son La – Dien Bien – Muong Lay – Sapa Tour – Halong Cruise – Hue – Hoi An – Mekong Delta – Phu Quoc Island

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Vietnam Tour in Colors in brief:

Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Day 2: Hanoi – Mai Chau
Indochina Map
Day 3: Mai Chau – Son La
Day 4: Son La – Dien Bien Phu
Day 5: Dien Bien Phu – Muong Lay
Day 6: Muong Lay – Sapa Tour
Day 7: Lao Chai – Tavan
Day 8: Sapa – Lao Cai
Day 9: Hanoi Arrival
Day 10: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise
Day 11: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi – Flight to Hue
Day 12: Hue City Tour
Day 13: Hue – Hoi An
Day 14: Hoi An
Day 15: Hoi An – Flight to Saigon
Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh
Day 17: Ho Chi Minh City – Cantho
Day 18: Cantho – Phu Quoc
Day 19 & 20: Phu Quoc Island
Day 21: Phu Quoc Island – Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam Tour in Colors in details:

Day 1: Hanoi arrival (G)


Hanoi TravelUpon arrival, our private Vietnam Tour guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Mai Chau (B/L/D) (G)


Mai Chau, the heart of a beautiful valley that is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. The modern village is an unappealing sprawl, but as you emerge on the rice fields and rural living it is transformed into a real paradise. It’s a stunning area, and most people here are ethnic White Thai who stay in hatched-roof stilted houses on split bamboo floors and will be wonderful experience for your Vietnam Tours.Mai Chau Travel, Hoa Binh
8h00 pick up at your hotel in Hanoi we will be driving our own way through villages, valleys of Ha Tay and Hoa Binh province. Lunch break in Hoa Binh town, Visit HoaBinh Hydro power, the biggest one in Vietnam, then continuethe road up hills to Kun pass that offering spectacular views over the valleys and mountains. Arrive in Lac village of the Thai people in Mai Chau. Check in a still house then take a short walk around. After dinner You can have chance to join the traditional dance of the White Thai people, taste Ruou Can - the special wine of the local made from rice and a kind of tree leaves. Overnight in Thai’s house on stilts.

Day 3: Mai Chau – Son La  (B/L/D) (G)

Son La TravelAfter breakfast, we drive to Son La, a stop in Moc Chau with hundreds of giant grass farm for cows, You will know why this is the biggest milk centre in Vietnam, continue driving to Son La and enjoy the view of the Northern mountains, arrive in Son La at noon, check in hotel before visit “SonLa prison" in the French war. Walk around the town and overnight in Son La.

Day 4: Son La – Dien Bien Phu  (B/L/D) (G)


Drive to DBP. Visit very primitive village of the Black Thai village that you can see the very basic conditions of life. Continue to biggest daily hilltribe market in ThuanChau, see different ethnic groups, local fruits, food, but it will be much more beautiful experience when reaching to the top of historical and amazing PhaDinPass, time for photos and stories especially about the French war, Visit another Green H’Mong village right there. Lunch in Tuan Giao (on own). Dien Bien Phu TravelContinue our drive to Dien Bien. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 5: Dien Bien Phu – Muong Lay (B/L/D) (G)

Morning visit of the museum and sites of Dien Bien Phu. Drive to Lai Chau, Visit a village of the Black Dao People, if lucky, you will see an art of hair make-up of the old ladies-really something to admire, walk along Da River before getting to your hotel that located in very lovely quiet town. Overnight in Muong Lay.


Day 6: Muong Lay Sapa Tour (B/L) (G)

Drive to Sa Pa, during your way, you will see many different ethnic villages of the Lao, Lu, Black Dao, Tien Dao, Day, Red H’mong before driving up to the highest pass in Vietnam-HoangLienSon. Stop over on top that called “Heaven Gate” for a wonderful view down to amazing valley and FanXiPan-the highest mount in Indochina (Roof of Vietnam). Silver Waterfall in SapaYou also visit “Silver Waterfall”-the nicest one in the area before getting to your hotel in Sapa.

Day 7: Lao Chai – Tavan (B/L) (G)

Sapa is the Queen of the Mountains, overlooking a beautiful valley, lofty mountains towering over the town on all sides. Sapa Tour is gateway to another world of mysterious minority cultures and luscious landscapes and great choice for Vietnam Tours maker to arrange Vietnam Culture Tours, Vietnam Trekking Tours, Vietnam Homestay Tours... After breakfast, we will do one of the most beautiful Sapa Tours by driving to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van village of the Black H'mong and the Day people where you can enjoy fresh air, amazing scenery of the imposing mountain range, trek down world's most beautiful terraced rice fields, visit some local family on the way and learn unique culture and life of these ethnic groups. Back to Sapa by private car, free at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Sapa.

Sapa Tour
Day 8: Sapa Lao Cai (B/L/D) (G)

The markets in the Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes, spotlight for any Sapa Tours and of course, your unique Vietnam Tours experience. Minority people come down from the mountains to sell their products, or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip, drinking away troubles or seeking for lover. In the morning, drive to visit one of the areas weekly markets;

Market days:
Can Cau Market - Saturdays
Bac Ha Market or Muong Hum Market or Muong Khuong Market - Sundays
Lung Khau Nhin MarketCao Son Market - Wednesdays
Lung Khau Nhin Market - Thursdays
Coc Ly Market - Tuesdays
In the late afternoon, your Sapa tour guide and driver transfer you back to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi. We hope that you have enjoyed your Sapa Tours with us. We say goodbye with sincere thanks and looking forward to welcoming you again for your coming Vietnam Tours and Sapa Tours. Overnight on the train.

Day 9: Hanoi Arrival (B) (G)


Early morning arrival in Hanoi, transfer to your hotel for early check in. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Hanoi.

Halong Bay Travel
Day 10: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (B/L/D) (G)

This morning, after breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay (165km, one of Vietnam’s, and indeed Southeast Asia’s, most spectacular natural attractions, whose staggering beauty has seen it listed as one of the eight natural wonders of the world. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay,  highlight of any Vietnam Tours,  presents a quite extraordinary vista of hundreds of limestone islands (over 1600 at last count) that rise from the jade green waters of the bay like the scales of some great submerged dragon. Indeed Halong means ‘where the dragon descends to the sea’ and local legends tells of a time when this rugged landscape was created by the pounding tail of a mighty dragon as he ran from the mountains into the glittering waters of the bay below.
on halong cruise sundeck to view a halong sunsetUpon arrival, board your traditional wooden junk. Welcome drink on board. After a relaxing break, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while cruising through the wonderful Ha Long bay visiting its amazing grottoes and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun deck to view a Halong sunset.  Dinner on board with excellent fresh seafood. Overnight on board.

Day 11: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi – Flight to Hue (B) (G)

People said that your Vietnam Tours would not have been done without a trip to Halong Bay and a romantic night on board. People describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious and words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay. Imagine 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and you have a vision of breathtaking beauty. Halong Bay is pure art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature.Tai Chi on Halong Bay Cruise
This morning, get up early to catch the sunrise on the bay, doing Ta Chi on sundeck and relax with a cup of hot coffee or tea when the boat cruising to explore more of Halong Bay. All make your Vietnam Holiday with full sweet memory. Back to Halong city, end of your beautiful Halong Bay Cruise at around noon where our private guide and driver are waiting for the transfer back to Hanoi airport for the flight to Hue. Pick up and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Hue.

Day 12: Hue City Tour (B/L) (G)

Hue is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City and an enjoyable stop for your Vietnam tours. After breakfast, our tour starts with the visit to Imperial Citadel before taking the beautiful boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and visit Hue's best-known religious site-Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. Hue TourReturn to the hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hue.

Day 13: Hue – Hoi An (B/L) (G)

After breakfast, we drive to Hoi An,  a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years and for sure, Hoi An is the most favorite destination for all kinds of Vietnam Tours. This scenic drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Along the way, stop in Danang to visit the Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. Upon arrival in Hoi An, free to take walking tour of the Hoi An ancient town centre. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 14: Hoi An (B)

Hoi An, VietnamHoi An Ancient Town – The most interesting break for any Vietnam Tours and no Vietnam Tours maker would skip, is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
Day free to cycle through rice paddies in the countryside of Hoi An ancient town, shop for souvenirs among the antique shops and art galleries, or just sit at sidewalk cafes and soak up the atmosphere of this quaint town. Or relax on the white sandy beach of the famous Danang Beach. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 15: Hoi An – Flight to Saigon (B) (G)

Ho Chi Minh TourAfter breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Hoi An will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our private Vietnam tour guide and driver and transfer to you hotel for check in. Ho Chi Minh, the most exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful Vietnam Tours and cities to visit in Vietnam. Free at leisure.  Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City Cu Chi Tunnels Ho Chi Minh (B/L) (G)

After breakfast, enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Tay Ninh Province in the west of Vietnam. At Tay Ninh, visit the incredible Cao Dai Great Temple, with architecture that could have come straight from a Walt Disney fantasy and where all the major faiths of the world blend together in a unique religious cocktail. Cu Chi Tunnels, VietnamIn the afternoon, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence where you will understand more about the Vietnam War or American War, a must see Vietnam Tour for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days. Overnight in Ho chi Minh

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh City Cantho (B/L) (G)

Today we will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a major rice producing area. This must be one of the most fascinating riverine deltas in the world. The Mekong splits into nine major arteries. A vast network of rivers and waterways with thousands of ships of all sizes plowing the waters gives the Mekong Delta a very special atmosphere and no doubt one of the most favorite destinations for Vietnam Tours and a smart Vietnam Tour maker would never skip.Mekong Delta Travel On arrival, we will make a boat trip to the Cai Be floating Market, visit villages and meet the people of the Mekong Delta. Continue your boat trip to An Binh Island for Lunch in a local family and bike trip in the afternoon. Continue to Can Tho – the heart of Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Check in on your arrival, free at leisure and overnight in Can Tho.

Day 18: Cantho   Phu Quoc (B)

In the morning, we make a the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals and you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill, a rice noodles making shop which are nice chances to discover the daily life of Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta. Around noon, transfer to Can Tho airport for the short flight to Phu Quoc. Met on arrival and transfer to your resort. Overnight in Phu Quoc.

Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
Day 19 & 20: Phu Quoc Island (B)

Phu Quoc - One of Vietnam’s star attractions, mountainous and forested Phu Quoc is a splendid tropical getaway set with soft secluded beaches, the water a thousand different shades of turquoise. Stunning sunsets, thunderclouds heaped on the horizon. Palm trees protruding perpendicular over the gentle waves. That's Phu Quoc island and paradise for Vietnam beach lovers and great place to end your amazing Vietnam Holiday. Days free at leisure. Overnight in Phu Quoc.

Day 21: Phu Quoc Island Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Vietnam Holiday until we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh and connect with your international flight home with the sincere thanks for traveling with Indochinavalue. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam Tours with us and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Vietnam Tours. Indochinavalue says goodbye and see you again!!!

END OF VIETNAM TOUR IN COLORS

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Highlights of Vietnam Tour in 15 days


Vietnam Travel | Vietnam Holidays

PRIVATE TOURS –Your tour is an individual tour with a flexible schedule. There is no other traveler on the Highlights of Vietnam tour. You will have a private English speaking tour guide and a private air-conditioned vehicle at each destination.

Ha Noi – Ha Long – Ninh Binh – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh – Me Kong – Phu Quoc

Price in USD from $1150-1795 per person

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Day 1: Hanoi
Meals: None
+ Guide

Upon arrival, our private Vietnam tours guide and driver will welcome your to Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals
Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Accommodation: Silk Path / Deluxe
http://silkpathhotel.com

Day 2: Hanoi
Meals: B, L
+ Guide

Hanoi without a doubt is an exotic city for your Vietnam tours .Today we enjoy a full day Hanoi city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the impressive Ethnologic Museum, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword
Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. In the evening, we end Hanoi city tour with a fantastic traditional water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Accommodation: Silk Path / Deluxe
http://silkpathhotel.com

Day 3: Hanoi- Halong Bay, overnight Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
+ Guide

08:00  Halong Cruise must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any visitors to Vietnam. This morning, after breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours
11:30  Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
12:15 Transfer by tender to the Indochina Sails boat – enjoy Welcome Drink. Receive cruise briefing and check in to cabins and begin cruise.
13:00  Lunch - deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu.
Massage service is available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise.
14.30  Arrive at Titop Island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach and climbing the steps to the top of the mountain on the island for fantastic views and photo opportunities. Water and towels supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
15.15 Transfer back to the boat and sail for approximately 45 minutes to our second destination - the Bat Cave area.
16.15 Arrive at the Bat Cave area. There are two programs to choose from at this time. One option is a 40 minute kayaking program to the nearby Bat Cave and lagoon and surrounding waters. Kayaking is $10. per person unless already booked as part of your package. Water is supplied.
The second option is to visit the largest floating fishing village in Halong Bay. We will travel to the village on the tender and tour the village for approximately 20 minutes.
18:30  Arrive at Luon Bo area - anchor for overnight.
19:00  Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese & Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20:30  Evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room at approximately 9:15, board games and playing cards are available, join squid fishing from the boat with our crew, massage services are available. Also at this time we offer, when possible - depending on weather conditions, an excursion to a nearby squid fishing boat. We travel by tender and you will be able to board the squid boat and see how the local fishermen catch squid and other fish, the excursion lasts about 45 minutes.
21:00 – 23:00  Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine excluded).
23.00  End of program for Day One
Accommodation: Indochina Sails / Superior cabin
http://www.indochinasails.com

Day 4: Halong Bay- Ninh Binh
Meals: Breakfast
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6:45  Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
7:00  Arrive at the Surprise Cave area, there is a small fishing village here. Relax onboard. You may join Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck at 7:00, duraion about 30 minutes.
8:00  Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up the 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour on foot for approximately 45 minutes.
9:00  Upon return to the boat take time to freshen up and please check-out of cabins. Please leave heavy luggage outside of the
cabins (staff will transfer to the pier). Depart for Bai Chay/Halong pier.
9:30  Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after breakfast.
10:00  Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room and enjoy the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
10:45  Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
11:00  Transfer by tender to the pier. Pick up and drive ahead  to Ninh Binh. Upon arrival, check in hotel and free at leisure. Overnight in Ninh Binh
Accommodation: Ninh Binh Legend Hotel / Deluxe
http://www.ninhbinhlegendhotel.com

Day 5: Ninh Binh - Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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Today we take the private sampan for a leisurely 2.5-hour cruise. As the boat gently slices through the water, notice the enormous limestone karsts jutting out from the green rice fields. After the boat trip, take a leisure walk through rice fields to visit picturesque Thai Vi temple or drive to Bich Dong Pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac Mountain, dating to 1428 and comprising three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas. Lunch in the local restaurant then continue going to visit the site of Vietnam's first capital, Hoa Lu. Visit to the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh
Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009). The ancient Hoa Lu Citadel (most of which has since been destroyed) once covered an area of three square kilometers. Returning Hanoi by private car. Overnight in Hanoi
Accommodation: Silk Path / Deluxe
http://silkpathhotel.com

Day 6: Hanoi- Hue
Meals: Breakfast
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This morning we have few free hour for relax or shopping around the our guide and driver will come and take you go to Noi Bai airport for flight  to Hue (HAN 11:50 HUI 13:00 VN  1543). Upon arrival, we are waiting  for you and transfer you to hotel for check in. Free in the afternoon for relax. Overnight in Hue.
Accommodation: Park view / deluxe
http://parkviewhotelhue.com

Day 7: Hue city tour and drive to Hoian
Meals: B, L
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Hue is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City and favorite destination for all Vietnam Tours. After breakfast, our tour starts with the visit to Imperial Citadel before taking the beautiful boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and visit Hue's best-known religious site-Thien Mu Pagoda, Khai Dinh Tomb. After lunch in the local restaurant, we continue drive to Hoian, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed
lifestyle has changed little over the years and for sure,Hoi An is a wonderful destination and choice for all kinds of Vietnam Tours. This scenic drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Along the way, stop in Danang to visit the Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. Upon arrival in Hoi An, check in hotel and overnight.
Accommodation: Hoian Trails Resort / Junior Suite
http://www.hoiantrailsresort.com.vn

Day 8: Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An
Meals: B, L
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After breakfast, we invite you an interesting visit to My Son Holy land, once the spiritual capital of Champa Kingdom that dominated South East Asia for nearly a thousand years and occupied most of the central parts of Vietnam from 2nd century to 16th century with very rich in history and culture. Contemplate its remarkable red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries.
Drive back to Hoi An, end of your today's beautiful Indochina tour with the visit to the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old
Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and the colourful riverside market. Overnight in Hoi An
Accommodation: Hoian Trails Resort / Junior Suite
http://www.hoiantrailsresort.com.vn

Day 9: Da Nang- Ho Chi Minh
Meals: B
+ Guide

After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Hoi An will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh city (DAD 13:30 - SGN 14:40 VN  1317). Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our private Vietnam tour guide and driver and transfer to you hotel for check in. Ho Chi Minh, the most exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful Vietnam Tours and cities to visit in Vietnam. Pick up nad transfer to your
hotel. Free at leisure and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Accommodation: Liberty central / deluxe
http://libertycentralhotel.com

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta – Can Tho
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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Today we will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a major rice producing area. This must be one of the most fascinating riverine deltas in the world. The Mekong splits into nine major arteries. A vast network of rivers and waterways with thousands of ships of all sizes plowing the waters gives the Mekong Delta a very special atmosphere and no doubt one of the most interesting destinations for Vietnam Tours. On arrival, we will make a boat trip to the village to see local people making pop-rice, pop-noodle, coconut-candy, rice-paper, rice wine and white salt in
their activities daily.Then boatting to Cai Be floating Market, in the system of Mekong river the clients will have 30 minutes in rowing boat in nature cannel, then back to big boat and crossing Mekong river. Come to An Binh Island for Lunch in a local family and bike trip in the afternoon if the weather is good. Continue to Can Tho – the heart of Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Check in on your arrival, free at leisure and overnight in Can Tho.
Accommodation: Golf Can Tho Hotel / Deluxe River View
http://golfcantho.com.vn/en-us/rooms_rates.html

Day 11: Can Tho – Phu Quoc
Meals: Breakfast
+ Guide

In the morning, we make the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), truly highlights of any Vietnam Tours where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and see the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals and later, you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill, a rice noodles making shop which are nice chances to discover the daily life of Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta.. then transfer to airport for flight to Phu Quoc (VCA 12:50 - PQC 13:35 VN  1014) pick up and transfer to your hotel by driver only, check in and free time at leisure. Overnight in Phu Quoc.
Accommodation: Eden Resort / Superior
http://edenresort.com.vn

Day 12,13,14: Phu Quoc island
Meals: B

One of Vietnam’s star attractions, mountainous and forested Phu Quoc is a splendid tropical getaway set with soft secluded beaches, the water a thousand different shades of turquoise. Stunning sunsets, thunderclouds heaped on the horizon. Palm trees protruding perpendicular over the gentle waves. That's Phu Quoc island and paradise for Vietnam beach lovers and great place to end your amazing Vietnam Holiday. Days free at leisure. Overnight in Phu Quoc.
Accommodation: Eden Resort / Superior
http://edenresort.com.vn

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh
Meals: B
+ Driver

Free until driver transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh (PQC 12:15 SGN 13:20 VN 1808) and connect with your departure flight. We hope that you have enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming your next Vietnam Tours. Vivutravel says goodbye and see you again!!!

END OF VIETNAM HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Paradise Halong Luxury Cruise For Denmark


Halong Cruises | Halong Bay Cruise | Halong Tours

Launched in November 2008 and March 2009, the first two Paradise Cruiser feature 17 luxurious cabins each furnished in a cozy colonial style. Each boat can accommodate up to 34 passengers for 2 days / 1 night or 3 days / 2 nights cruise on Halong Bay.
Together, the two Paradise Cruiser offer 34 luxurious cabins and lavish suites as well as an exciting array of activities to be enjoyed while experiencing the natural beauty and spectacular scenery of the bay of the descending Dragon.
Offering a luxury fit for the magnificent seascape of the legendary Halong Bay, Paradise Cruise redefine luxury cruising experience of this UNESCO World Heritage.

Paradise Cruise 2 days – 1 night

Please contact us at info@indochinavalue.com for best price!!!

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Cruise (L/D) (G)

Paradise Halong Cruise08.00: Halong Cruise must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any visitors to Vietnam. This morning, after breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours
12.00: Arrive at Tuan Chau Island.
12.15 – 12.30: Transfer to cruise ship.
12.30: Welcome Cocktail, cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins.
12.45: Depart to Halong Bay, cruise and program commence.
13.00 - 14.30: Fusion Asian/International Lunch Buffet.
Paradise Halong, Halong Paradise15.00: Drive at Cua Van floating fishing Village. One of the largest floating villages in the bay – rowing around the village by local rowing boats – captures the daily life of the local fisherman.
16.00: Back to cruise ship, continue cruise through Halong Bay.
16.30: Enjoy the cooking demonstration and discover the Vietnamese cuisine.
17.00 - 18.00: Arrive at Tung Sau (Pearl Farm) area – relax at leisure, enjoying our beauty and massage service or swimming, kayaking.
19.00 - 20.30: Elegant five courses set menu.
21.00 - 23.00: Evening activities: relax at leisure, enjoy movie night, board games, or beauty spa services.

Day 2: Halong Cruise – Hanoi (B) (G)

Ta Chi Halong06.30: Tai Chi session on sundeck.
06.00 - 08.00: Morning activities – swimming or kayaking, beauty spa services.
07.00 - 09.00: International breakfast buffet.
08.00: Surprise Cave (Hang Sung Sot) – explore most famous grotto in the entire Halong bay.
09.30: Check-out and settle bills.
10.45: Arrive at Tuan Chau Island. Pick up and drive back to Hanoi.

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 Paradise Cruise 3 days – 2 nights

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Cruise (L/D) (G)

08.00: Halong Cruise must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any visitors to Vietnam. This morning, after breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours
12.00: Arrive at Tuan Chau Island.
12.15 - 12.30: Transfer to cruise ship.
Halong Bay12.30: Welcome Cocktail, cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins.
12.45: Depart to Halong Bay, cruise and program commence.
13.00 - 14.30: Fusion Asian/International Lunch Buffet.
15.00: Arrive at Cua Van floating fishing Village. One of the largest floating villages in the bay – rowing around the village by local rowing boats – captures the daily life of the local fisherman.
16.00: Back to cruise ship – Continue cruise through Halong Bay.
16.30: Enjoy the cooking demonstration and discover the Vietnamese cuisine.
17.00 - 18.00: Arrive at Tung Sau (pearl farm) Area – find out a full cycle of how the pearls are created or swimming, kayaking, enjoying massage service.
19.00 - 20.30: Elegant dinner with five courses set menu 1.
21.00 - 23.00: Relax at leisure. Evening activities: enjoy movie night, board games, or beauty spa services.

Day 2: Halong Cruise (B/L/D) (G)

Paradise Halong Cruise, Cruise Halong06.30: Tai Chi session on sundeck.
07.00 - 08.30: International breakfast buffet.
08.15: Transfer to Paradise Explorer, our day trip boat. Depart to Cat Ba Island.
10.00 - 11.00: Arrive at Viet Hai Jetty, take bicycle or motorbike trip through untouched forests and wildlife.
11.30 - 12.30: Enjoy village scenery or take steep hiking trip up to Navy Peak (Dao Hai Quan).
13.00 - 13.45: Return to Paradise Explorer and depart from Viet Hai Jetty.
Vietnamese set lunch menu on day boat.
14.00 - 15.00: Arrive at Dark Cave and Light Cave area, relaxing, swimming or snorkelling.
15.15 - 15.30: Return to Paradise Explorer and transfer back to Paradise luxury. Relax at leisure.
17.00 - 18.00: Arrive at Tung Sau (Pearl Farm) area – relax at leisure, enjoying our beauty and massage service or swimming, kayaking.
19.00 - 20.30: Five courses set menu 2.
21.00 - 23.00: Evening activities: enjoy movie night, board games, or beauty spa services.

Day 3: Halong Cruise – Hanoi (B) (G)

06.30: Tai Chi session on sundeck.
06.00 - 08.00: Morning activities – swimming or kayaking, beauty spa services.
06.00 - 08.00: International breakfast buffet.
08.00 - 9.00: Surprise Cave (Hang Sung Sot) – explore most famous grotto in the entire Halong bay.
09.30: Check-out and settle bills.
10.45: Arrive at Tuan Chau Island & disembark.

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READ MORE ABOUT PARADISE CRUISE

Though Paradise Cruises only launched their first vessel in 2008, the foundations of the company were laid a few years ahead with the building of the bridge linking Tuan Chau Island to the main land and the ensuing possibility to bring passengers to a private pier, a service never yet proposed by cruise companies of Halong Bay.
The concept of the company came along, to offer a unique cruising experience in the World Heritage site, blending Vietnamese traditions and multi-faceted culture with the highest standards of hospitality worthy of world-class grand hotels and, thanks to visionary ideas and unequalled customer services, standing out among the four or five hundred boats sailing across the bay every day.
After four years of careful planning and cooperation with Vietnamese and Western architects, designers and consultants, Paradise Cruises launched their first boat, Paradise Luxury I, in November 2008, soon followed by Paradise Luxury II in March 2009.
The fleet expanded subsequently in 2010 and early 2011 with a new Paradise Luxury (III), a brand new generation of smaller, highly intimate and sparklingly elegant private boats, Paradise Privilege I and II, and two Paradise Explorer day boats.
In the meantime, in their constant effort to provide an ever-better quality of service and accommodate their guests in the utmost warmth and comfort, Paradise Cruises opened a luxurious Café & Lounge area a few meters away from their private marina.
A new addition to the Paradise Luxury Cruisers (IV) completed in June 2011.
Paradise Cruises are furthermore currently using all their artistry to revolutionize the world of Five Star Cruising to launch in the next few months Paradise Peak, an utmost luxury vessel whose qualities go far beyond the most extravagant imaginations.

Paradise Cruises is proud to welcome you onboard its luxury boats for a
Five Star Cruises in Halong Bay!

Visiting the most famous Vietnamese World Heritage Site with Paradise Cruises is bound to be one of the highlights of your travel itinerary in Vietnam, thanks to the high-quality of our facilities and accommodation and the excellence of our customer service.
The architecture of our vessels draws its inspiration from the traditional Halong Bay junks. They have been furnished and designed to offer the utmost comfort worthy of a world-class luxury hotel and the enchanting charm of a boutique hotel. Fostering a customer-centred culture at all levels, we are committed to provide the highest standards of service to offer you an idyllic rendez-vous with the breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay.
Start your Paradise journey here, you are only a click away from fulfilling your dreams!

Cruise Halong (Ginger, Jasmine, Violet) for Spanish



Experience Halong Bay short excursion of 2 day 1 night covering most famous visiting spots of the Bay or choose 3 day 2 night itinerary to stay longer and truly discover the beauty of the World Heritage natural wonder. Cruise Halong has our own comfortable waiting lounge and private dock that offers guests comfort and convenience. The designed cruising loops are covering more areas of the bay with quiet overnight anchoring spot!

CRUISE HALONG owns: Halong Ginger, Halong Jasmine and Halong Violet, 2 days – 1 night

Please contact us at info@indochinavalue.com for best price!!!

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Cruise (L/D) (G)

Halong Violet Cruise08:00: Halong Cruise must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any visitors to Vietnam. This morning, after breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours. Welcome aboard and set sail through bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth.
After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, go swimming on a quite beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. Later afternoon, visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishmen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations.
Back on board and enjoy cocktails while watching sunset and later unwind at restaurant for a lavish dinner

Day 2: Halong Cruise – Hanoi (B) (G)

Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, visit beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Pick up and transfer back to Hanoi. Drop off at your hotel.

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Ginger / Jasmine / Violet cruise 3 days – 2 nights

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong (L/D) (G)

Halong Bay Cruise08:00: Halong Cruise must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any visitors to Vietnam. This morning, after breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours. Welcome aboard and set sail through bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth.
After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, go swimming on a quite beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. Later afternoon, visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishmen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations.
Back on board and enjoy cocktails while watching sunset and later unwind at restaurant for a lavish dinner

Day 2: Halong Cruise (B/L/D) (G)

After breakfast, transfer to your day – trip boat with prKayaking Halongivate crew and cruise to the bay’s most untouched areas. Enjoy swimming on quiet beaches, visiting water tunnels, fishing villages or kayaking. Lunch served on board by your private chef. Return to the mother boat for the night.

Day 3: Halong – Hanoi (B) (G)

Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, visit beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Pick up and transfer back to Hanoi. Drop off at your hotel.
Note: Kayaking on 2nd day is included. The above itinerary is subject to change with or without prior notice

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CRUISE HALONG

While all those who visit Halong Bay are charmed by the archipelago’s beauty, few visitors are aware that the three-thousand islands that dot this bay are home to many rare plants, including species found nowhere else in the world. We chose our boats names: Halong Ginger, Halong Jasmine and Halong Violet, because like the plants they were named after, our junks are perfectly suited the environment. With its golden sails, polished woodwork and refined Asian decor, private dock & waiting lounge, and longer cruising loops, Cruise Halong truly offers an unforgettable ambiance of relaxed elegance.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mekong Eyes River Cruiser for English - 3 days / 2 nights


Mekong Cruises | Mekong Delta Travel | Mekong Tour

On this tour you have more time to discover the sights of the Mekong Delta and enjoy the river life. You can visit two famous floating markets of Cai Rang and Cai Be. On several land excursions you have the chance to see local handicraft production, colorful brick kilns, opulent orchards and peaceful villages. Take an excursion with a small rowing Sampan or a short bike trip to explore the small side canals of the mighty Mekong river.

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ITINERARY

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Day 1: Panorama River Cruise (Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be – Can Tho) L/D) (G)

In the morning we pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and take you to Can Tho or Cai Be. You board your wooden river cruise vessel around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink we show you our on-board facilities and your cosy cabin. As lunch is served, the boat starts cruising.  Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people.
In the afternoon you can disembark for a guided leisurely stroll through a village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rice fields. Meet the friendly locals and taste the local produce and fruits.
Get back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape of the Mekong river. The cruise boat will anchor for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner. You stay overnight on board your floating hotel in the Mekong Delta.

Day 2: Life on the water and floating markets Panorama River Cruise (B/L/D) (G)

Wake up well rested to the sound of the river and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. At 6.30h the cruise vessel sets off for a sunrise cruise. Watch the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits and building ships on the wooden yards while enjoying an early breakfast.
After breakfast, we will board a sampan boat to Cai Be or Cai Rang floating market, the region’s busiest and most lively markets. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits, vegetables and skilfully handcrafted regional products. We will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants. We will also visit some of the local candy and cake making factories or boat through the green water landscape to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards.
Later in the morning your can boat through the green water landscape on a little rowing sampan to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards. Alternatively you can discover the nearby town by foot or explore the small side canals of the Mekong river on a bicycle.
The cruise boat then resumes its journey as lunch is served. In the afternoon there will be another side trip to one of the exotic villages along the way.

Day 3: An exotic world of its own – Ho Chi Minh (Brunch) (G)

After breakfast and an early start through the glorious morning atmosphere on the Mekong river we will visit another floating market. Be sure not to miss the great photo opportunities for authentic snapshots of the Mekong people and their life.
Take another sampan side trip right into the lush rural landscape, the fertile fields, the exuberant green. Then it’s time to pack up and return to the pier from which we started.
The Mekong Delta cruise boat tour ends at around 11.00 — 11.30h on the pier. After lunch, we will take you back to your hotel in Saigon.

END OF AMAZING MEKONG CRUISE

Bac Ha Market Tour – Depart Saturday


Sapa Tours Packages | Sapa Travel | Sapa Holiday

The markets in the Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes. Minority people come down from the mountains to sell their products, or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip, drinking away troubles or seeking for lover.
Read more about Markets around Sapa

ITINERARY

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Saturday: Hanoi – Lao Cai Tour (G)

Pick up at your hotel and transfer to the train station for the overnight train to Lao Cai.

Sunday:  Lao Cai – Bac Ha Market – Sapa (B/L) (G)

Bac Ha MarketPick up at Lao Cai train station by our private Sapa tour gudie and driver. After breakfast in a local restaurant, we drive to visit famous Bac Ha Market where many ethnic minorities such as Flower H'mong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay and Nung minorities gather to buy and sell local products that cannot be found elsewhere. The maket is also a meeting place for men to drink away troubles, women to talk, the young to find lover. Transfer to Sapa. Stop at Lao Cai border gate for a short break to walk to Thuong Temple or take some memorial photos. Check in on arrival. Free at leisure. Overnight in Sapa.

Monday:  Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa Tour (B/L) (G)

Sapa ToursSapa is the Queen of the Mountains, overlooking a beautiful valley, lofty mountains towering over the town on all sides. Sapa Tour is gateway to another world of mysterious minority cultures and luscious landscapes and great choice for Vietnam Tours maker to arrange Vietnam Culture Tours, Vietnam Trekking Tours, Vietnam Homestay Tours... After breakfast, we will do one of the most beautiful Sapa Tours by driving to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van village of the Black H'mong and the Day people where you can enjoy fresh air, amazing scenery of the imposing mountain range, trek down world's most beautiful terraced rice fields, visit some local family on the way and learn unique culture and life of these ethnic groups. Back to Sapa by private car, free at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Sapa.

Tuesday: Sapa – Binh Lu Lao Cai (B/L) (G)

After breakfast, we will drive to visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sapa – Silver Waterfall then continue to "Heaven Gate" it is the top of Imposing Hoang Lien Son pass, it is here you will see amazing mountain range and valley and no doubt the most beautiful scenery in Vietnam. We drive further down to Binh Lu where we visit some villages of the Lu people (the ethnic with the black teeth), enjoy beautiful Tea Plantation, terraced rice fields and local market... In the late afternoon, your Sapa tour guide and driver transfer you back to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi. We hope that you have enjoyed your Sapa Tours with us. We say goodbye with sincere thanks and looking forward to welcoming you again for your coming Vietnam Tours and Sapa Tours. Overnight on the train.
Wednesday: Hanoi Arrival
Upon your arrival, our car will be waiting to pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Accommodation not included.

END OF BAC HA MARKET TOUR